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“I’m in the best form of my career”- de Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he is in the “best form of my career” after a glowing performance in Spain’s 1-0 victory in Ukraine. The 24-year-old produced 10 fine saves as the holders ended their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on a high in Kiev. De Gea, who almost …

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Messi rivalry spurs on Ronaldo – Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has voiced his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the rivalry with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi only spurs on the Real Madrid attacker to get the best out of himself. Ronaldo and Messi are widely regarded as the best players in the world and have won seven Ballons …

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Ballon d’Or is reserved for Messi- Neymar

The Brazilian forward believes the world’s most recognisable individual award is destined to go to his Blaugrana team-mate and maintained that the Argentinian deserves it The 2015 Ballon d’Or has already been “reserved” for Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona team-mate Neymar. Messi is the current favourite to claim the game’s …

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Jurgen Klopp takes first training session as Liverpool boss

Jurgen Klopp has taken his first training session as Liverpool manager after arriving at Melwood on Monday morning. The 48-year-old joined up with those in the Liverpool squad not involved in international football over the weekend. Klopp, who agreed a three-year deal on Thursday, began his first training session alongside …

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Ayew, Dede shorlisted for African Player of the Year

Ghana’s Andre Ayew and Christian Atsu have been nominated for the 2015 African Player of the Year awards after the duo were named in 37-man shortlist. The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) on Sunday, 11 October 2015 announced the nominees for the 2015 African Player of the Year and the …

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“Managing Liverpool is my biggest honour”- Klopp

Jurgen Klopp faced the media for the first time since becoming Liverpool manager and declared himself “the normal one”. A highly-anticipated introduction did not disappoint as Klopp vowed to turn “the doubters to believers”, said he would have “the first and last word” on transfers and even predicted he would …

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Issa Hayatou takes charge of FIFA as acting president

Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou has taken temporary charge of Fifa after football’s world governing body suspended its president Sepp Blatter. The Cameroonian, 69, is Fifa’s most senior vice-president and has been in the role since 1992. “I will serve only on an interim basis,” Hayatou said in …

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Klopp agrees to become new Liverpool manager

Jurgen Klopp has agreed to become Liverpool manager and is on Merseyside ahead of a Friday morning news conference. The 48-year-old, who led Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles in a seven-year spell before leaving the club in May, landed at the city’s John Lennon airport shortly after 5pm on …

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FIFA: Sepp Blatter faces 90-days suspension

Sepp Blatter has been told he is facing a 90-day provisional suspension from FIFA’s ethics committee – a move which would finally spell the end of his time as president. FIFA’s ethics committee met this week after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter over a £1.3m payment …

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